As shaman-in-residence at Boulder, Colorado's Naropa Institute, folk archivist/alchemist/animator Harry Smith once recorded the entirety of his Fourth of July, from fireworks to crickets. Here are two mono-recorded excerpts of Independence Day 2007. Sounds in the field include the distant bells and marching drums of a parade, siren blasts, low-flying airplanes, a layer of constant bird chatter, and breaking ocean waves. Despite the mono, headphones are recommended, nuances revealing themselves with each upwards nudge of the volume knob. On "Drums, Sun, Birds, Bells," everything is dense. On "Birds, News," a more ambient reading of the same gives way to chaos when the birds react to sudden sirens.